The APPG CTYAC launched in October 2017 in recognition of the unique issues experienced by young cancer patients and their families.
Every year in the UK around 4,000 children and young people under 25 are diagnosed with cancer: that’s 11 children and young people every single day. The APPG brings together MPs and Peers from all political parties to champion the voices of children, teenagers and young adults with cancer in Parliament.
- Scrutinise the effectiveness of the system supporting young cancer patients throughout their experience of cancer
- Influence government policy to reflect the needs of children, teenagers and young adults with cancer
- Provide a forum for discussion in Parliament of the key issues affecting children and young people with cancer
- Champion the voices of young cancer patients and their families to ensure their experiences are represented to Parliament and Government
- Bring together and engage with relevant stakeholders supporting young cancer patients and their families.
Chair and Officers
Chair - Thangam Debbonaire MP
Vice-Chair - Jack Lopresti MP
Officers - Mark Tami MP, Ruth George MP and Jim Shannon MP
The APPG is supported in partnership by CLIC Sargent and Teenage Cancer Trust, who provide joint-secretariat services to the Group.
Inquiry into patient experience
In July 2018, the APPG CTYAC launched a new report, ‘Listen up! What matters to young cancer patients’, looking into patient experience for children and young people across the UK. To find out more, visit the Listen Up! report page.
Find out more
To find out more about the All Party Parliamentary Group, download the briefing.
If you are interested in joining the APPG, finding out more about its work, or joining the mailing list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The APPG CTYAC is a registered group.
This is not an official webpage of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.